Healing Trauma Through Qigong

Qigong saved my life! This self-healing complementary modality built up my immune system following my bout with cancer. Aside from cancer, qigong has also helped me heal from other traumatic experiences.  My story and how I healed will be in another post. First, I want to give you a foundation for understanding qigong. This article, therefore, will…

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The Essential Piece to Healing Trauma

FORGIVENESS. But, what does it really mean to forgive? What I’ve learned for myself and working with others as a qigong healer/psychotherapist is that “forgiveness” is one of the most difficult things to do. Yet, in my opinion, it is ABSOLUTELY necessary in the healing of trauma – whether it is to forgive another, forgive…

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Vulnerability Can Overcome Trauma

A trauma survivor’s first reaction is self-preservation — to defend, to hide, to spend whatever remaining energy they have in order to control. Self-preservation is primary, even if it means they close off thoughts, emotions, and eventually isolate themselves from family and friends. A survivor — unfortunately, yet understandably — becomes someone who lives in…

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Qigong Meditation

For those of you who want to start with a simple qigong meditation for relaxation, here it is: Start with 10 minutes each day for 10 days, finding a time when you’re not rushed, same time every day. No more than 10 minute so that your body can gradually adjust to this new energy. This…

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